SOCCER RIOT IN MEXICO LEAVES 26 PEOPLE INJURED.
Mexico Soccer Fans In A violent Clash Got Many People Injured.
MEXICO CITY — A soccer game in central Mexico descended into violent clashes between fans of the opposing teams on Saturday. The authorities said 26 people had been injured, three of them critically.
The match, in a stadium in the city of Querétaro, was called off after just over an hour of play as fans began attacking one another, provoking panic among other spectators, many of whom ran onto the field, according to news reports and videos from the scene.
Shocking footage posted on social media showed groups of men dragging people across the concrete outside the stadium, kicking and beating them and ripping off their clothes. Another video showed a topless man being beaten and whipped.
“I strongly condemn today’s violence at the Corregidora stadium”, Mauricio Kuri, the governor of Querétaro State, said on Twitter. “I have given instructions to apply the law with all its consequences.”